KRS-One Issues Statement On Afrika Bambaataa Sexual Abuse Comments

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By William Ketchum III | May 04, 2016 KRS-One believes that his words were taken out of context when he spoke about allegations that Afrika Bambaataa sexually abused multiple teenage boys. The Boogie Down Productions rapper took to his website to issue a statement to clarify his comments and decry the media for distorting […]

Purple Reign, Forever: How Prince Influenced Rap Music for All of Eternity

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By Jeff Weiss | April 26, 2016 You can’t eulogize a color. Coroner’s reports claim that the organs, joints, and muscles of Prince Rogers Nelson ceased their erotic serenade after 21,130 days on earth. All 62 inches of exposed skin were ostensibly placed in a pyre and the ashes scattered in a mysterious location—automatically […]

YG Says The Secret Service Contacted His Label Over “F-ck Donald Trump” Song (VIDEO)

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By Yohance Kyles | April 26, 2016 (AllHipHop News) YG, along with Nipsey Hussle, took a loud stand against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by releasing the song “F-ck Donald Trump.” The West Coast emcee now claims the track has gotten the attention of the Secret Service. TMZ spoke with YG at LAX airport. […]

Kidd Kidd’s Lyrics & Music Videos Being Used In Federal Court Against New Orleans Gang

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By Cherise Johnson | April 20, 2016 | 7:00 AM Kidd Kidd’s lyrics and music videos are being used in federal court to help prosecute members of the New Orleans street gang 39ers in a trial slated for September, reports the New Orleans Advocate. The gang has been accused of committing a dozen murders […]

Ty Dolla $ign “Free TC” Documentary, Deluxe Edition Album Stream, Cover Art & Tracklist

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By Victoria Hernandez | April 20, 2016 | 1:04 PM Ty Dolla $ign released the Free TC documentary today (April 20) to coincide with his album of the same name. The 13-minute film tells the story of his brother, Gabriel “TC” Griffin, who is serving a prison sentence. His family claims he was wrongly […]

EXCLUSIVE: Afrika Bambaataa sex abuse accuser Ronald Savage details years of torment following hip-hop icon’s molestation: ‘He damaged me’

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BY Shayna Jacobs, Ben Kochman, Rich Schapiro, Michael O’keeffe NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:49 PM As one of the artists who helped invent the music that exploded out of South Bronx block parties and Boys Club dances, hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa was already a New York legend in the late 1970s. […]

Tupac’s Stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, Up For Parole After Serving 30 Years In Federal Prison


By Cherise Johnson | April 03, 2016 Tupac’s stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, may be a free man this week after serving 30 years of his 60-year prison sentence “for masterminding a string of deadly armed robberies in New York and Connecticut committed by a militant political group known as ‘The Family,’” the Associated Press reports. […]

C-Murder Under Investigation For Recording Album & Releasing Music Video


By Yohance Kyles | March 31, 2016 (AllHipHop News) In January, broke the news that incarcerated rapper C-Murder is set to partner with Boosie Badazz for a joint album titled Penitentiary Chances. Then earlier this month, premiered C-Murder’s “Dear Supreme Court” music video. According to reports, the New Orleans native’s decision to […]

Convicted Rapper C-Murder Sings ‘Please Give Me Justice’

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David Lohr, Senior Crime Reporter | The Huffington Post 3/28/2016 11:59 am ET Hip-hop artist Corey “C-Murder” Miller, jailed for life in Louisiana’s Angola prison for the slaying of a teenage fan, is reaching out to the world in a new rap song to seek relief from the courts. In “Dear Supreme Court,” the 45-year-old […]

Diddy Shares Never-Before-Seen Footage Of Biggie In The Studio


By Trent Clark | March 10, 2016 | 2:31 PM Los Angeles, CA – Yesterday, March 9, commemorated the unfortunate 19th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s still-unsolved murder. While tributes across the Hip Hop stratosphere were at an all-time high, his best friend Sean “Diddy/Puff Daddy” Combs took to his Instagram to share a […]

Voletta Wallace Knows Puff Daddy & Suge Knight “Had Some Responsibility” In Biggie’s Murder, Retired LAPD Detective Greg Kading Asserts

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By Soren Baker | HIPHOPDX February 21, 2016 | 11:30 AM Voletta Wallace knows Puff Daddy and Suge Knight “had some responsibility” in the murder of her son, The Notorious B.I.G., according to retired LAPD detective Greg Kading. Kading makes the claim during an interview with “Murder Master Music Show.” The former officer was also […]

Noisey Bompton: Violence Touches All of Us (Part 4)

kendrick-lamar-noisey-bompton /Noisy February 19, 2016 “I know a lot of people are saying that it’s getting better, but I’m the one that’s doing the funerals.” Religion plays an important role alongside stories of Compton gang life in the music of Kendrick Lamar. In the fourth of six segments of Noisey Bompton, we pay a visit […]